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Thread: Flash Drive Messed Up

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    Question Flash Drive Messed Up

    I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 with the Kubuntu desktop. I have a 4Gb Flash drive (my flash) that no longer allows me to add/remove stuff.

    I can't use fdisk to delete and recreate the partition because the drive is mounted. When I sudo umount /dev/sdb1 the drive unmounts and then quickly remounts!

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    Re: Flash Drive Messed Up

    Does it say it's full? Why won't it let you add/remove files?

    Edit: If it says it's full, but you don't think it is, check to make sure the trash is emptied.

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    Re: Flash Drive Messed Up

    The flash drive is getting worse. It no longer shows any files. It won't allow me to save anything it.

    gparted and qtparted can't fix it. I'm pretty much stuck.

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    Re: Flash Drive Messed Up

    It's probably gone bad then. Just pickup a new one. You can usually get a 4gig one for less than $30 at best buy or off newegg.

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    Re: Flash Drive Messed Up

    How old is it and how much have you used it?
    I have read that flash memory has a limited lifespan and I'm interested in learning more on that subject.
    Ubuntu user since 2004 (Warty Warthog)

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    Re: Flash Drive Messed Up

    I've had it for less than a year and haven't used it much. It may have failed.

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    Re: Flash Drive Messed Up

    Do some icons have a lock on them?

    if so then try using terminal copy somthing.

    sudo cp <filepath/filename.ext> </media/<name_of_Drive>

    see if it works, if so,then:

    this will tell you if it works or not to correct this problem you have to change somthing in fstab.

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